Global Patent Index - EP 1071537 A1

EP 1071537 A1 2001-01-31 - MACHINE TOOL AND A METHOD RELATING TO MACHINING WORKPIECES

Title (en)

MACHINE TOOL AND A METHOD RELATING TO MACHINING WORKPIECES

Title (de)

WERKZEUGMASCHINE UND VERFAHREN ZUR BEARBEITUNG DES VERFAHRENS

Title (fr)

MACHINE-OUTIL ET PROCEDE ASSOCIE A L'USINAGE DE PIECES A TRAVAILLER

Publication

EP 1071537 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99913792 A

Priority

  • SE 9900397 W
  • SE 9800925 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9950020A1] The invention relates to a workpiece machining tool that includes a so-called palette system. The workpiece (8) is fitted to a workpiece holder (7) outside the working space of the machine tool. The interchange of workpieces (8) is effected by placing an armed workpiece holder (7) in a predetermined position on a worktable (6) in said working space, and removing the machined workpiece from said space and replacing said workpiece with another workpiece holder (17) armed with a fresh workpiece (8). The workpiece holder (7) and the workpiece fitted thereto can thus be transported into and away from the working space. The working space of the machine has a front side (3) from which an operator A is able to manoeuvre and monitor machining of a workpiece. The working space has a rear side (4) in the other direction. According to the invention, a workpiece holder (7) and the workpiece fitted thereto are transported through the rear side (4) of the working space. Because the front side (3) of the working space is not used to this end, operator access to the working space will not be obstructed by workpiece holders (7) that are to be interchanged. The invention also relates to a method for machining workpieces, said method coinciding with the modus operandi of the machine tool.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B23Q 7/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B23Q 7/00 (2006.01)

IPC 8 main group level (invention and additional information)

B23Q (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B23Q 1/00 (2013.01); B23Q 7/00 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9950020A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR IT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9950020 A1 19991007; DE 69908767 D1 20030717; DE 69908767 T2 20040519; EP 1071537 A1 20010131; EP 1071537 B1 20030611; ES 2203100 T3 20040401; SE 511664 C2 19991108; SE 9800925 D0 19980316; SE 9800925 L 19990917

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